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Happy Birthday to Phoebe Snow!

I know I featured Phoebe Snow just a few days ago in the Lunch Break Video feature but I didn’t realize then that her birthday was coming up: she turns 55 years old today!

I think her voice and her talent is such a unique treasure and I’m glad she’s still out there performing even though it has been an almost unbearably difficult time following the death last year of her daughter Valerie.

We chatted last fall when Miss Snow was releasing a new album and had performed her brilliant hit Something Real in the movie Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom.

In 1975, shortly after releasing one of the most acclaimed debut albums of the era, Snow gave birth to Valerie who was born severely brain injured. She was told her child would not live very long, be extremely disabled and should be placed in a residential faclilty.

“She came home with me and that’s where she lived for 31 years,” she said. “Back then, the music industry saw that as a liability. But my daughter was the most amazing person.”

Below is video of Phoebe singing her biggest hit: Poetry Man:

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3 Remarks

  1. An amazing song and voice that transcend heart and mind. Howard Stern has mentioned her recently on his show and she even sang at his wedding. Hopefully we hear more from her in the coming years.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Phoebe You are like fine wine.You get better with age! Enjoy Yourself You have earned it!

    PEACE Barbara

  3. Hi Phoebe! Where are You? You spoiled the people around N.Y.C.2 years I have been seeing You in the City.Now I can not find you anywhere.Are you O.K.?Please come back I have had the time of my life!Selfish but I miss You.I know I speak for all Your fans here.I say a prayer for You and Your band every night.I have emailed everyone to find out where You are,no reply.Michael Castner,Joan Baker,Roger ButterlyI emailed them all.I emailed You.I hope You are O.K. and that things are good with Your new C.D.!No reply no concerts no sign of Phoebe Snow anywhere.I wish You Peace,and hope You come back soon!A fan of Yours

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